We have been hearing all about BYOD for quite some time now and I still find it amazing that there are so many companies who haven’t adopted a BYOD initiative yet. They need to prepare for the upcoming storm front that is quickly overtaking their IT organization’s idea of a well organized ship that is moving forward into productivity.
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Mobility trends are fascinating to watch, especially in the healthcare industry. There’s no doubt that the proliferation of mobile devices is driving many changes. Clinicians are increasingly using mobile devices, and the number of applications is exploding.
The PureFlex and Flex System platform is the next evolution of blade chassis from IBM. CDW received our test PureFlex system a couple of weeks ago and we have been learning how it physically works and what differentiates it from the competition.
In the days of physical servers, if one server were to suffer a loss of network connectivity, then that one particular service would of course be down for the organization. But chances are that it might not cause really wide-spread interruption to the business. It is just one server out of possibly dozens or hundreds.
What an extremely busy and fun week for everyone attending the 10th annual VMworld in San Francisco. A special thank you is in order to VMware for providing all ~21,500 attendees with a week full of valuable content, breakout sessions, hands-on labs, and one heck of a party at AT&T Park.
Disaster Recovery (DR) is one of the hottest topics concerning cloud computing these days. With the recent large scale disasters, both natural in the Northeast as well as man-made in Texas, disaster recovery is becoming more than just a proverbial checkmark in the box. IT organizations are tasked with providing a true disaster preparedness strategy and an executable plan to recover core systems in the event of a disaster. To that end, there are 3 areas where organizations should focus their efforts:
With the announcement of the NSX network virtualization technology, Virtual SAN, and Hybrid Cloud offering, VMWare refuses to disappoint it’s faithful followers.
Cloud computing is not for everybody, but it is certainly something everybody should get educated on, as it is completely changing the way businesses operate. It is revolutionizing the way IT departments function. No longer is an IT department just an IT department, they are a business group, similar to a sales team, marketing, finance, etc… They are a critical part of the way a business functions, and the Cloud is allowing them to be able to do much more than ever before.
Its hard to imagine that in 2004, in San Diego, 1600 brave attendees took their first steps into what would soon become one of the most anticipated events in the IT industry – VMworld. This year that number will increase to more than 20,000 people attending the 10th VMworld conference with a chance to attend over 250 technical sessions, and interact with 275 technology partners, all under one roof.
My People are Running 120MPH Just Keeping the Lights On
One of the big reasons I hear from most IT Directors when asked why they aren’t adopting new technology is that they just don’t have the people to start investigating those new technologies. Many teams are already overburdened with their current workload and can’t afford to take time away from their day to day operational responsibilities.